Belphoebe Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Phoebe:
Feminine form of the Greek Phoibos (bright one), which is derived from phoibos (bright). Phoebe is found in Greek mythology as a name for Artemis, the goddess of the moon. In poetry, Phoebe is the moon personified.
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A combination of Belle (meaning "beautiful") and the name Phoebe (a common epithet for the goddess Diana in Latin poetry), this name was first used by Edmund Spenser in his 16th century work The Faerie Queene.
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In Book III of Spenser's poem, Belphoebe is an allegorical representation of Queen Elizabeth I.